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Spaceport America: Not just 'rich people in space'

The Virgin Galactic Gateway to Space building undulates in the desert. (Credit: Amanda Kooser/CNET) When Spaceport America makes international news, it's often in conjunction with names like "Richard Branson," "Virgin Galactic," and "Ashton Kutcher." That celebrity shine is hard to ignore, but it's not the only thing happening at the spaceport. Virgin Galactic has already sold 520 tickets for its suborbital space tourism flights, expected to start in late 2013.
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Branson’s Virgin Galactic Spaceport Officially Open For Business

Technology / Gadgets : Chip Chick (4 years ago)

On Saturday, the runway at Virgin Galactic’s Spaceport America was officially opened at an inauguration ceremony that took place in the New Mexico desert. Richard Branson said that he, his parents, and two of his kids will be on the... Read Post

Sir Richard Branson Opens Virgin Galactic Spaceport

Technology : Walyou (3 years ago)

The dreams of space flight are being rekindled as Sir Richard Branson officially opens the first commercial spaceport in New Mexico. “Today is another history-making day for Virgin Galactic,” he said at the event, dubbed “Keys to a ... Read Post

Virgin Galactic's Gateway to Space Is Now Open For Business [Space]

Technology / Gadgets : Gizmodo (3 years ago)

Richard Branson has officially declared that the Virgin Galactic Gateway to Space (previously known as the Spaceport America) is open for business in the New Mexico desert. Spacemen, rev your engines. More » Read Post

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